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UFC 251: Andrade vs Namajunas 07/11/2020 UFC Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC 251 Andrade vs Namajunas 07-11-2020 UFC Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC 251: Andrade vs Namajunas 07/11/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is about to showcase their most stacked fight card since returning from the sports lockdown in UFC 251. This event will be held in “Fight Island” located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this Saturday, July 11. Entry to the island will be restricted to UFC fighters and staff but fans can watch through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass. There will be three title fights that are slated to happen in this event but joining them in the main card are two former UFC women’s strawweight champions, Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade, trying to earn a title fight against Weili Zhang. In this fight, Jessica Andrade in the number 1 contender, and with that, she is given the nod by UFC Vegas Odds to take the victory over Rose Namajunas.

UFC 251: Andrade vs Namajunas 07/11/2020

When: Saturday, July 11, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 251: Andrade vs Namajunas 07/11/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jessica Andrade +160 Rose Namajunas -200

Main Card

Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade is at her prime of 28 years old and she came all the way from Umuarama, Parana, Brazil. “Bate Estaca” is at five-foot-two and fights for the Parana Vale Tudo stable. She owns a 20-7 professional MMA record. Andrade came to the UFC as a 22-year-old fighter back in September 2014 but she struggled to stay afloat the organization by splitting his first four fight to two wins and two losses.

After losing to Raquel Pennington in September 2015, she picked it up and won four straight matches to earn a title fight against Joanna Jedrzejcyzyk which she lost. She climbed her way back by winning three-straight matches to earn a title shot against Rose Namajunas and won it in the second round via KO. In her first title defense, she was devastated by Weili Zhang in the first round as she got knocked down with knees and punches.

Rose Namajunas

Rose Namajunas is a 28-year-old women’s strawweight fighter that hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The “Thung” is five-foot-five and stables at the 303 Training Center fight team. She now owns an 8-4 professional record with five wins through submissions. Namajunas came to the UFC in December 2014 but she fell to Carla Esparza with a rear-naked choke in the third round. She then went on to win three straight matches before falling to Karolina Kowalkiewicz in UFC 201. After beating Michelle Waterson, she then earned a title shot against Joanna Jedrzejcyzk and won the title. In their rematch, she also prevailed but lost the title to Jessica Andrade in UFC 237 in which she was knocked down in the second round.

Andrade vs Namajunas Betting Numbers

Andrade
Namajunas
Record 20-7-0 9-4-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country United States United States
Height 5′ 1″ 5′ 5″
Weight (lbs) 115 115
Reach (inches) 62 65
Win by KO/TKO 35% 13%
Win by Submission 35% 63%
Decisions 30% 25%
Strikes landed per minute 6.55 3.95
Striking accuracy 51% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 5.28 3.88
Striking defense 51% 59%
Takedown average 3.21 2.17
Takedown accuracy 58% 55%
Takedown defense 76% 46%
Submission average 0.5 0.9

Andrade vs Namajunas Betting Picks

This rematch of two top female strawweight fighters has been long coming but with Jessica Andrade winning their last encounter, it is logical for UFC Fight Saturday Night to put her as the favorite over Rose Namajunas.